- What we do?
The FSSAI lays down science based standards for articles of food and regulates their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of sale and wholesome food for human consumption.
FSSAI was established in 2008 with the passing of the landmark Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidated several legacy acts and orders related to food by government ministries and departments under a single legislation.
FSSA (2006) is a Modern Science Based Food Act that is responsible for :
- • Oversees the entire food chain (from farm to plate)
- • Assurance that only safe foods are placed in markets
- • Relies on data based intelligence of surveillance and monitoring-hence it is predictive and preventive control system
- • Promotes shared responsibility with food businesses by linking them to food businesses by linking them to public health goals
- • Enables compliance through improvement notices and by training gaps
- • Science based standards - minimum effective regulations.
- How FSSAI works
FSSAI monitors all foods, including new technology based foods and other substances that form the food chain. They do this through a safety assessment process and by establishing risk assessed standards and guidelines through the supply chain, namely, production, manufacturing, import, distribution and sale.